Alliance for a Healthier Vermont http://wamc.org en Advocates Press for Sugared Beverage Tax http://wamc.org/post/advocates-press-sugared-beverage-tax <p></p><p></p><p>A coalition of groups is again calling on Vermont’s leaders to impose a tax on&nbsp; sugar sweetened beverages to combat obesity.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>The <a href="http://www.allianceforahealthiervt.org">Alliance for a Healthier Vermont</a> is once again proposing that the state impose a one cent per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages. The Alliance has failed to get such a measure through the Legislature in past sessions.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Williston/Vermont/Home_UCM_FDA005_AffiliatePage.jsp">American Heart Association Vermont </a>Government Relations Director Tina Zuk says formal legislation will be introduced next week. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:25:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56962 at http://wamc.org Advocates Press for Sugared Beverage Tax